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Prostate Health

Understanding Your Prostate


Men are rightly concerned with keeping their prostate healthy, so don't fall for misconceptions.

Reviewed by Christopher Kim, M.D. , | Urology, | Urology

The Basics
Prostate Exams
Improving Prostate Health

The Basics

The Facts About the Prostate

Keeping your prostate healthy is a lifelong process.

Cancer screening guidelines have changed significantly. Detection methods have followed suit.

Elevated prostate-specific antigen test results can point to cancer, but not in every case.

Guidelines concerning testing, biopsies and treatment have been updated in recent years.

Prostate Exams

The Facts About Prostate Exams

Early screening and exams are vital to diagnosis and treatment. Here's what you need to know.

A urologist explains the digital rectal exam and why men need one for cancer screening.

Doctors recommend MRI to avoid many biopsies and check the accuracy of the necessary ones.

A DRE doesn't take long, shouldn't be painful and is decidedly beneficial. Don't avoid it.

Improving Prostate Health

Improving Prostate Health

Simple lifestyle changes can have a positive impact on prostate health.

Some research suggests there may be benefits, but the correlation is still being explored.

As part of an overall regimen, the practice may yield physical, mental and sexual rewards.

Making even small changes to what you do (and don't) eat can improve the gland's health.

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